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Spring awakens at national parks across Korea

A yellow pheasant's eye blossoms on Jan. 24 at Jirisan National Park in Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos = Korea National Park Service Flowers...

Historical seals from Joseon Dynasty returned to Korea

The guksae (national seal) Daegunjubo (left) and the eobo (royal seal) named the Royal Seal of Hyojong (right) will be displayed from Feb. 22 to March 8 at...

Director hopes ‘Parasite’ is remembered for its cinematic merit

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho (fourth from left) on Feb. 19 bursts out in laughter at a news conference held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, sitting with the movie's cast (from...

Foreign tourists laud gov’t efforts to contain COVID-19

At a ticket office of Seoul Station on Feb. 17, a poster displays what precautions to take to prevent getting COVID-19 next to an automatic dispenser of...

Korea launches world’s 1st satellite to monitor oceans, environment

The world's first geostationary satellite for monitoring oceans and the environment, the Cheollian-2B, on Feb. 18 is launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana at 7:18 a.m....

Korea to chair UNESCO committee on cultural diversity next year

Korea next year will chair UNESCO's intergovernmental committee for the 14th Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The...

What’s to like about Korea? Plenty, say foreigners

The Korean Culture and Information Service released on Feb. 4 the results of a poll conducted last year on Korea's national image. Of the...

New museum library presents cultural heritage using digital tech

Visitors on Feb. 4 watch the Interactive Media Wall at the National Palace Museum in Seoul. The museum on the same day opened the...

Annual number of foreign tourists to Korea breaks record

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (sixth from the left) on Dec. 26 hosts a celebratory ceremony at Incheon International Airport with...

‘Parasite’ director and actor receive nat’l culture awards

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho on Dec. 19 receives the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit and actor Song Kang-ho the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit...

‘Peace on Korean Peninsula to bring more opportunities for Korean and Swedish companies’

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 18 gives the keynote address at the Korea-Sweden Business Summit held at Lotte Signiel Seoul. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook...

Forum discusses social policy in 1st half of president’s term

Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Seo Yoo-mi on Dec. 17 gives a keynote speech at a forum on the results and remaining tasks of the...

Underground solar-powered garden opened at Seoul subway station

An underground solar garden on Dec. 13 is opened at Seoul's Jonggak Station featuring technology that transfers concentrated solar power from the ground floor to the...

Culture minister hails Hallyu’s power at Korea Content Awards

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Dec. 11 awards the Geumgwan class of the Order of Cultural Merit, the highest grade of...

Japanese lawyer prioritizes human rights to improve Korea-Japan ties

Etsuro Totsuka, a Japanese lawyer specializing in human rights, on Dec. 10 gives a speech on victims of forced labor by Japan and international...

Vietnamese PM fetes men’s soccer coach Park at official residence

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Dec. 11 embraces Park Hang-seo, head coach of the Vietnamese men's under-22 soccer team, at the prime minister's official...

Korea, UAE designate 2020 as year of bilateral cultural exchanges

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (left) and United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi on Dec....

Vast majority of Koreans proud of their ethnicity: poll

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Dec. 9 said a recent survey found that 93.3 percent of respondents rated the nation's traditions and relics as...

Culture Ministry announces ‘stars of Korean tourism’ for 2019

Naganeupseong Folk Village is a fortress village from the Joseon Dynasty era (1392-1910) in Suncheon, Jeollnam-do Province. In 1983, it was designated Historic Site No. 302 by the government....

Korea unveils world’s 1st geostationary environmental satellite

The world's first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite Chollian 2B, which monitors fine dust and the marine environment, is unveiled on Dec. 4. The photo shows...